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So intelligent she doesn’t need notes

Yet another YouTube video was create of some guy claiming to be a doctor and claiming that lockdowns should not be the way we deal with this virus. But this is not just another crank.

The nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett went on last week and they demonstrated the stark difference between how Democrats and Republicans view the role of the courts.

When Facebook and Twitter block posting of an article, there’s clearly something going wrong with social media (and clearly it’s an article worth reading).

Mentioned links:

WHO official: Stop using lockdowns as primary virus control method

Twitter changes guidelines following Post censorship controversy

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)JudiciaryMediaMedicineSocial Media

Defund the Police?

I have 3 topics this time, all suggested by listeners.

First, a description of how the pandemic has affected one listener.

Second, an email wonders what “defunding the police” will do to taxes; will they go down or will the government find somewhere else to spend the money? 

And third, another email alerted me to a group on the Left that is planning to react to any election shenanigans of violence from the Right over the election. At least, that’s what they claim.

Mentioned links:

Minneapolis officials said they would defund the police. Some now regret that pledge.

The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins

The Left Secretly Preps for MAGA Violence After Election Day

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)ElectionsGovernmentLaw EnforcementMedicine

Episode 302: RBG to ACB on SCOTUS

From Ginsburg to Barrett

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to take her place has turned DC more upside down than it already was.

How does Trump’s choice really change the makeup of the Court? And should the seating of a new Justice really be this big of a deal?

Mentioned links:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87

The Supreme Court’s real bloc is liberal

Try to Understand the Fight

What Mitch McConnell Actually Said in 2016

Democrats prepare bill limiting U.S. Supreme Court justice terms to 18 years

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Filed under: JudiciaryPartisanship

Episode 301: Systemic Racism

What is “systemic racism”?

We are hearing more and more about the “systemic racism” inherent in this institution or that occupation or in America as a whole. But what does this mean?

If you ask for a definition, you might just be called part of the problem (and/or a racist, because of course). You might get some generalization, but specifics seem hard to come by.

Matthew Franck wrote an article about systemic racism that had some interesting thoughts on the subject, and gave me some ideas as well. That’s what this episode is about.

Mentioned links:

Racism Is Real. But Is “Systemic Racism”?

2 L.A. deputies shot in ‘ambush’ attack recovering after surgery

List of police reforms related to the George Floyd protests

Shooting of Breonna Taylor

Black Americans Want Police to Retain Local Presence

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Filed under: Race Issues

Episode 300!

For episode 300, I asked for questions about the podcast and me. I got a response with many good questions, and I’ll be answering them in this episode.

Then I go on to answer questions about me that I didn’t get asked but that I thought might be interesting to you.

Mentioned links:

Episode 15: Decoding DC, Romney’s Taxes, and Some Speech is More Free Than Others

Episode 22: Listener Feedback – Calling Me Out on Ban Ki Moon

Geocaching

What’s neXt?

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Filed under: AbortionEconomics & TaxesElectionsReligionSocialism

Nope, they’re not the same

The largest study of transgender people, and how gender surgery affects their mental health, has reversed it’s results. The original study said that such surgery was helpful to their mental health. That was covered by the news media. But 10 months later, it turns out that the results were not as they were sold. Has that been covered?

Dan was the last of his kind, but now he’s been cast aside. What was it that caused his demise?

Many of my friends on Facebook have been conflating absentee ballots with all-mail (or universal mail-in) ballots. They are not the same, and yes they do have serious fraud risks. That’s not just me saying it.

Mentioned links:

American Journal of Psychiatry retracts claim that sex-change surgery helps patients’ mental health

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

Episode 192: The Transgender Suicide Epidemic [Consider This]

Google News search for “Bränström Pachankis”

Farewell to the Pro-Life Democrats

8 Key Points to Distinguish Absentee and All-Mail Voting

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Filed under: AbortionElectionsHuman SexualityTransgender

BLM demands

The Black Lives Matter organization is starting to make demands of businesses. If any business doesn’t comply, BLM will make every effort to send their customers elsewhere. Perfectly legal, but a shakedown nonetheless.

When they started taking down statues they said that they weren’t trying to erase history. But now leaders in one state want to do that; get rid of history textbooks until one that is not “unfair” to women and minorities can replace it. But these days, you must ask what “unfair” means.

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BLM issues demands for cut of Louisville business profits, threatens boycotts, sit-ins

Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Eliminate History Classes [Bad headline; not calling for eliminating classes, just textbooks]

Vermont farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesEducationRace Issues

Can we have one?

When Barack Obama was elected President, many of us were looking forward to that honest conversation about Race that we had needed for so long. Did we have it, because I don’t remember it, and based on what’s happening today, lots of people don’t either.

The media is supposed to speak truth to power. But what happens when they instead speak slander to a teenager? The answer is that is costs half a billion dollars. And counting.

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Maybe we can deal with race relations seriously next time?

Dozens Gather In MAGA Hats In Hopes Washington Post Will Defame Them So They Can Become Millionaires

Washington Post settles Nicholas Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro bitten by ostrich-like bird during coronavirus quarantine

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Filed under: MediaRace Issues

Coleman Hughes

This time out, I’m presenting an article written by Coleman Hughes. It’s called “Stories and Data: Reflections on Race, Riots, and Police”. It’s his story, where he looks at the stories and data behind police shooting, and draws conclusions straight from them.

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Stories and Data: Reflections on race, riots, and police

ColemanHughes.org

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Filed under: GovernmentLaw EnforcementRace Issues

Hamilton faces the Cancel Culture

Conservative speakers at college campuses have been dis-invited, turned away by the mob, or required extra security (at the speaker’s expense) to deal with the cancel culture. CEO’s have stepped down, and Republicans have been shown the door in restaurants, but the Left was fine with this.

Then they came for “Hamilton”, and some on the Left grew a spine. Welcome to those of us fighting for free speech. I hope it lasts.

Mentioned links:

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To ‘Cancel Hamilton’ Criticism

J.K. Rowling Smeared As Transphobe, ‘Canceled’ After Saying Biological Sex ‘Is Real’

A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

JK Rowling, Over 100 Others Sign Letter Condemning Cancel Culture. One Caves, Apologizes. Rowling Responds.

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Filed under: Cancel CultureFree SpeechTolerance and Diversity

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